|04-08-2012, 06:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Drunk with power...er beer.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Blog Entries: 217
Took a private lesson today
It was actually a group lesson where I was the only registered student, but hey I'll take it
Anyway, I've been complaining about handling steeps (in another thread) so I asked the instructor about that. So we went to a nice steep pitch and worked on C turns. Turns out I have the following problems:
1) I open my stance a bit on toeside. Not much, but enough to be a potential problem.
2) My C turns are too open
3) my C turns are too long
4) I don't use enough flexion and extension in the turns.
Anyway, took maybe 10 minutes to get me doing it right and the difference was immediate and very very gratifying. I could feel the difference going down Sterns. Way more control. That paid for the whole lesson, and everything else after that was bonus as far as I was concerned.
Most of the rest of the lesson was about finding new runs and trails on Seymour.
Anyway, I'm a fan of lessons. At least one per year. And I'll be doing another at the beginning of next season (assuming we get a season ) just to get a refresher.
In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.
|04-09-2012, 08:08 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Not quite reformed yet
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S.E. Mich.
I did the same sorta thing this season for riding switch! I was OK @ getting reversed & riding it out straight, but I could only go for a heel side turn while switch. EVERY time I tried to go toe side, "WIPE OUT"!!! !!Every Freakin' Time"!!!
The day before the end of my Vacation, I took a lesson,.. Just one hour,.. after that & after getting a few really good tips from the instructor,.. My next time out I was doing the local blues riding them switch from top to bottom!! (HOT DAMN!! & Yippie!!)
Three days riding later & I was confidant enough to go for some moving "Spins" Genuine Spins! Not just linked 180's!! Did them CW & CCW without crashing ONCE!!!!! (...I now know that those are some "Basic Buttering" moves!!!)
I'm with you,.. When your Stuck?,.. (..or "Suck"!! ) Lessons RULE!!
You're only Young Once,.. but you can be Immature FOREVER!
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